Jon Stewart: super double Enemy of Democracy

MSNBC's Scarborough Country added their two cents -- generously speaking -- to a recent study showing that Daily Show viewers are more cynical and have more negative perceptions of candidates than network news watchers.

Watching a clip from Scarborough Country [VIDEO] on the burning question -- no, not the flag one... -- of whether Jon Stewart is the ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY or not, I laughed. Big laugh.

It has the effect of watching 1950s footage of overweight people trying to jiggle away the extra pounds with a massive rubber band.

They've even brought in a heavy from the tinker-toy mag of the Rightwing, Newsmax.

Forget about the obvious problems with the study, discussed HERE, this is AWESOME. There's nothing more inspiring to young voters than stodgy talking heads blathering earnestly about whether something so patently innocuous to them is more dangerous than heroin or running with scissors.

Keep attacking Jon Stewart please.

BONUS: For those who read my original piece on Stewart and the astonishingly limited powers of analysis of WaPo columnist, Richard Morin, there's this post script from a day or two later:


"We're thrilled to have Rich Morin join the Pew Research Center... His wealth of knowledge, as well as his ability to take complex data and translate it into compelling writing, will aid the Pew Research Center in its mission to help the press, the public and policymakers understand the important trends shaping America and the world."
--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.